Allow use of existing OneNotes/documents for channels
My team has a pre-existing OneNote. It would be really helpful to be able to create a tab that uses this, rather than being forced to start with a blank notebook.
Starting today, there’s an updated OneNote option in the Tab Gallery that allows you to create a new notebook for your tab, point to an existing notebook, or link to a particular OneNote section or page.
This update is not yet available for EDU customers, but we’ll continue to update this new OneNote experience to make it easier to bring your important content into Teams!
The release notes can be found at: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Release-notes-for-Microsoft-Teams-d7092a6d-c896-424c-b362-a472d5f105de
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Russ Rogers commented
We need this.
This would be very nice. Note that a "OneNote" in teams is actually a section inside of the OneNote notebook for the entire team. Therefore I have two thoughts regarding this:
1. If you add a section from another notebook (not the teams) it seems like it should break be linked between both notebooks. Maybe this is silly because it shows right up in teams but if your used to data being there and someone removes it, it might take some time to find again.
2. You should be able to add existing sections from the Team notebook...Currently you can't.
Pedro Mac Dowell Innecco commented
Agreed. The biggest issue with Teams from the start is that it keeps creating silos and walls, rather than breaking down silos and walls.
Any news about this ? since its planned since 2016?
We would like to add existing OneNote class notebook as a tab
We have been able to move existing documents into the team channel document folder that is created when you create a new channel. That was pretty slick. Now our group files show up in the file tab for the various team channels. Agree that being able to have existing group notebooks accesible via teams.
There are several requests for better OneNote integration. In our case, the organization has frequent group interaction on deals or leads, where those deals have their own OneNote page following a template format (which utilizes OneNote's to-do's, SharePoint site subfolders, notes and attachments. MS Teams could be great to eliminate the email chatter about these deals/leads, but is unusable if it can't seamlessly integrate with our EXISTING OneNote notebooks and SharePoint sites. It does NOT work to have a Channel for every deal/lead...too clumsy. Instead, we already have a system of SharePoint sites and OneNote Notebooks that are shared and simply would like a way for teams within the organization to collaborate (using MS Teams) on those deals/leads. One key functionality request to make this a possibility is to be able to link back and forth between Teams, OneNote and SharePoint. For example, if a team discusses a deal in Teams, that discussion should be able to be saved into the deal summary on OneNote. Likewise, if there is a shared OneNote page pertaining to a deal/lead, there should be an ability to have a tagged conversation thread in Teams
Chris Weber commented
Whe I add a tab to a team channel, I can only create a new notebook. I would like to embed an existing O365 notebook so that existing team collaboration isn't lost and the users who are using mobile devices can still add to the notebook.
Niklas Pivic commented
Currently, by using the Desktop app, I am not allowed to upload a OneNote file. This is not a size issue, as I can compress the file (by ZIP) and subsequently upload it.
Mike Limas commented
We are in early stages of adoption and find we are creating new teams where they may have been a previous onedrive, planner or onenote already established. We do not see how to relate an existing asset like this to a newly created team
Ability to edit OneNote in app without having to go to browser or app.
Goodness yes. We love OneNote, but work to keep the count of notebooks to a minimum to cut down on clutter and confusion and encourage adoption. Moving tabs from one notebook to another is non-value-added, and just irritates users
In addition, the relationship of one OneNote sheet to a channel is not enough. I'm more likely to need a tab per channel so I can have multiple sheets. If my team is working on a project, there are likely to be too many facets to cram on one page.
Tommy Légaré commented
Part of a solution :
The Teams work with the "group" concept. When you add your OneNote, it points to your OneNote, but it creates another tab call "nameyougivetoyouronenoteaddon - General".
Then, you juste have to move you're already existing pages into this new tab and rename it.
That way, you don't have to start from scratch, you keep your old notes.
It'd be also great to add shared documents. Right now you can enter a share point URL and the Next Button turn to active, but clicking on it does nothing
Rob Grafrath commented
When a team is based on an existing Office 365 team, adding the OneNote tab should connect to that team's existing OneNote notebook, rather than making a new blank workbook.
Attaching external OneNote sections to channels is more necessary than creating a fresh notebook section in the channel itself. Needs to be able to connect to Notebooks outside of the one created in the Sharepoint subsite that gets created when the team is established
The fact that a new team creates a new sharepoint site that has an new OneNote for the site by default yet I am unable to add that Site Notebook as a tab to the Team is frustrating. When is this feature scheduled for release?
It would be great to have the possibility to attach a notebook from an existing SharePoint team site
L. Günther commented
Allow a OneNote Page to become a tab instead of just a channel.
You may want to discuss about an idea drafted on a page in OneNote. This should be easy to find, instead of using the whole OneNote section as a tab, only the one page should be used in the tab.
Workaround. Paste a link to the page into the conversation.